Continuing the quest for real Oaxacan Mole in the Bay Area, I noted an apparently new restaurant opening off California in Palo Alto called, the Oaxacan Kitchen. It has not yet opened. Palo Alto online had a brief article about it....i would be incredibly happy for a real Oaxacan restaurant in PA although I will confess to some fear based on restaurants like the nearby Sol being held up as the Bay Area mole gold standard. Yet....there appears reason for optimism. The owners are a couple...the wife from Oaxaca, the hubbie with much resto experience..and ...comments like "Oaxacan food is to Mexico like Parisian food is to France or Tuscan food is to Italy." and "Although there are tons of Oaxacan restaurants in Los Angeles, there are none here. None at all".
I have been disappointed before but it would be great not to have to go to LA or Chicago for a great mole......i will keep my eyes on its opening. Perhaps other like-minded mole fans can keep their eyes open for report when it opens.